Dr. Rohit Udaya Prasad is a qualified Consultant-ENT & Cochlear implant surgeon registered under Karnataka Medical Council, India. Presently, he is working as an ENT & Cochlear implant Surgeon at Aster RV, Bengaluru. Dr. Rohit Udaya Prasad is the youngest Cochlear Implant surgeon to perform independent Cochlear implant surgery by VERIA technique at the age of 29.
Dr. Rohit Udaya Prasad has completed two years of advanced training in Cochlear implant surgery under the mentorship of Padmashri Prof. Dr. J.M.Hans at Dr. Hans Centre for ENT hearing Care and Vertigo, New Delhi in 2016. Dr. Rohit Udaya Prasad completed his MBBS from M S Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore in 2010. Later, in 2014, he obtained MS in ENT from Pt. Jawahar Lal Memorial Medical College, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, AYUSH Health Science University, Raipur (CG).
Dr. Rohit Udaya Prasad started his career as an intern post MBBS in 2010 at M S Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore affiliated to RGUHS(Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka). Later in 2011, he worked as a resident in the department of ENT, Head and Neck Surgery and Cochlear implants at Pt. Jawahar Lal Memorial Medical College, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, AYUSH Health Science University, Raipur (CG). He completed his two-year advanced training in cochlear implant surgery from 2014 up to 2016 at Dr. Hans Centre for ENT Hearing Care & Vertigo, New Delhi.
Dr. Rohit Udaya Prasad worked as consultant, ENT & Cochlear implants at Dr. Hans centre for ENT hearing care and vertigo, New Delhi for three years. Prior to Aster RV, he was working as a visiting consultant, Pediatric ENT & Cochlear implant at Madhukar Rainbow & Children’s Hospital, New Delhi.
Cochlear Implant Surgeon workshop at MED-EL Innsbruck, Austria in April 2018.
Temporal Bone workshop on Cochlear implant surgery, Jakarta, Indonesia by ADVANCED BIONICS in March 2018.
Cochlear Implant Surgeons workshop at Cochlear Clinical skills Institute, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia in September 2016.
Skull Base and Rhinoplasty workshop, Indore, India in 2012.
Temporal Bone workshop at Bhilai in 2012.
Attended “The Association of Otolaryngologists of India Annual Conference (AOICON)” in 2012 at Allahabad, in 2013 at Pune, and in 2014 at Mysore.
Attended Cochlear implant group of India annual conference (CIGICON) in 2014 at AIIMS, New Delhi, in 2015 at Jaipur, 2016 at Kochi, and 2018 at Daman.
Attended and participated in a debate on surgical technique in cochlear implants at Cochlear Implant surgery by VERIA technique at Akash Hospitals (2017), Indore.
Presented poster on CSF Gushers at CIGICON in 2015, Jaipur.
Presented Oral paper on Understanding temporal bone aqueducts in cochlear implant surgery at CIGICON in 2016, Kochi.
Dr. Rohit Udaya Prasad has received a gold medal in Physiology, MBBS, from M S Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore.
Dr. Rohit Udaya Prasad is the youngest Cochlear Implant surgeon to perform independent Cochlear implant surgery by VERIA technique at the age of 29.
He is an independent Cochlear implant surgeon and has been involved in more than 400 cochlear implant surgeries in the country.
Cochlear Implant surgeon in Surgical team for cochlear implant surgery by VERIA technique at Cochlear Cruise in 2017, Bikaner, Rajasthan.
Surgical team for Cochlear implant surgery at 1st Robotic conference and advances in ENT, PGIMER in 2017, Chandigarh.
Cochlear implant surgeon in surgical team with Prof Dr. J M Hans at Live Surgical demonstration, 14th Asia Oceania ORL HNS congress & 71st AOICON, Hyderabad, 2019.
Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma of lateral pharyngeal wall Ajit Daharwal, S.Yogesh, Rohit Udaya Prasad, Surjeet Singh- Raipur (Chhattisgarh) Gujarat Journal of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Vol. 9 No. 2, August 2012.
Synchronous squamous cell carcinoma larynx and non-Hodgkins lymphoma neck Ajit Daharwal, S.Yogesh, Rohit Udaya Prasad, Surjeet Singh, S.K.Tiwari -Raipur (Chhattisgarh) National Journal of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Vol. 1(10) No. 1, April 2013
Videostrobo scopy study of the larynx in primary school teachers S.Yogesh, Ajit Daharwal, Rohit Udaya Prasad, Surjeet Singh, Vidhya Shankari -Raipur ( Chhatisgarh) National Journal of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Vol. 2(11) No. 1, April 2014
Successful pregnancy and delivery in a rare case of pentalogy of Fallot, Indian journal of clinical practice 2009,20(4),334-6 Ashwini Nayak, Rohit Udaya Prasad, Sundari
Collagen Dressing in Canal wall Down Mastoidectomy- A Comparative study Sunil Ramnani1, Rohit Udaya Prasad, Hansa Banjara3, Ajit Vikram Daharwal4, Yogesh S5
Cochlear Implant Surgery by the Veria Technique: How and Why? Experience from 1400 Cases. Hans JM1, Prasad R2
A cochlear implant is an electronic device that restores the sense of hearing. It is a hearing solution for people who have severe/ severe-profound hearing loss due to reduced inner-ear function and who receive limited benefit from hearing aids. Unlike hearing aids that amplify sound, a cochlear implant converts sound into electrical impulses which are directly transferred to the hearing nerve leading to stimulation of the hearing center in the brain. This function is done by the normal cochlea which is bypassed by the cochlear implant. Cochlear implants use a sound processor that fits behind the ear or of the ear. The processor captures sound signals and transmits them to a receiver implanted under the skin behind the ear. The receiver sends the signals to electrodes implanted in the snail-shaped inner ear (cochlea). The signals stimulate the auditory nerve, which then directs them to the brain.
2. Why is the cochlear implant surgery done?
Cochlear implants can improve communication and quality of life for people with hearing loss who receive little benefit from hearing aids. Increasingly, cochlear implants in both ears (bilateral) are accepted as standard care for the treatment of severe hearing loss — particularly for infants and children who are learning to speak and to process language. Adults and children who lost hearing after learning to speak can also benefit from cochlear implants. You can seek medical help from theBest ENT Surgeon in Bangalore to get personalized advice on cochlear implant surgery.
3. What are the benefits after cochlear implant surgery?
Ability to hear speech without needing visual cues such as reading lips
Recognition of normal, everyday environmental sounds
Ability to listen in a noisy environment
Ability to find where sounds are coming from
Ability to hear television programs and telephone conversations
4. Who is eligible for cochlear implants?
Hearing loss that is so severe it interrupts spoken communication
Limited benefit from hearing aids as determined by specialized hearing tests
No medical conditions or factors that increase the risks associated with cochlear implants
High motivation to participate in rehabilitation sessions and to be part of the hearing world
A clear understanding of what cochlear implants can and cannot do for hearing
Pre - implant counseling is a must from your cochlear implant team comprising of the Cochlear implant Surgeon/audiologist/rehabilitation team.
5. What evaluation is done before the procedure?
You or your child will need a thorough medical evaluation to determine if cochlear implants are a good option. The evaluation is likely to include:
Tests of hearing, speech, and sometimes balance
Physical examination and examination of ear /nose/throat
CT and MRI imaging of the temporal bone and brain to assess the condition of the cochlea and structure of the inner ear and brain
Sometimes, psychological testing to determine the ability to learn to use cochlear implants
6. What happens after Cochlear implant surgery?
The cochlear implants won't be turned on (activated) until two to six weeks after surgery — to give the surgery site time to heal.
To activate the cochlear implant, an audiologist will:
The brain needs time to recognize what these sounds mean. This process is ongoing and is best achieved by wearing the speech processor continuously during waking hours.
Adjust the sound processor to fit you or your child
Check the components of the cochlear implant to make sure they work
Determine what sounds you or your child hears
Give you information on the proper care and use of the device
Rehabilitation: Rehabilitation involves training the brain to understand sounds
heard through the cochlear implant. Speech and everyday environmental noises will
sound different from what you remember.
7. Why is the cochlear implant surgery done?
Results vary from person to person. Factors that can affect the outcomes of cochlear implantation include the age when the hearing was lost and the length of time between hearing loss and cochlear implantation. For children, the best results occur with implantation at a young age. Research also indicates that young children who have cochlear-implant surgery develop better hearing and speech than similar children with hearing aids. For adults, the best results are associated with a shorter period of profound hearing loss before cochlear implantation. Adults with little or no experience of sound tend to benefit less from cochlear implants.